Correctional Program Officer (Senior Deputy Assistant Director, HRM)

Washington, D.C
May 17, 2022
May 20, 2022
Full Time

As a Senior Deputy Assistant Director, Human Resource Management Division (HRMD), the incumbent is involved in all major policy decisions in the review and evaluation of program areas. The incumbent may directly supervise the following staff in the Human Resource Management Division: 1) the Bureau Personnel Officer; 2) the Chief, Labor Relations; 3) the Chief, Learning and Career Development; 4) the Chief, Human Resource Services Center; 5) National Recruitment Coordinator; 6) the Director, Management and Specialty Training Center, Aurora, Colorado; and 7) the Director, Staff Training Academy, Glynco, Georgia. The incumbent will assist the Assistant Director in the various human resource areas to include career development, recruiting, evaluations, compensation, pay issues, classifications, staffing, labor management relations, employee benefit programs, reasonable accommodation, research, staff training, and executive development, among others.

The Senior Deputy Assistant Director is a principal member of the Assistant Director's staff, and is involved in all major policy decisions in the review and evaluation of Human Resource Management program areas, as well as other programs areas which may impact the discipline. As such, the incumbent must remain current on goals and objectives of the Assistant Director and those of the agency. Due to the extensive travel schedule of the Assistant Director, the incumbent will act as the AD in his/her absence.

The incumbent will serve as a liaison between the HRMD and other divisions and offices. In this capacity, the incumbent will serve as the focal point within the division for the planning, implementation, and the monitoring of program activities as well as providing support, assistance and feedback for program changes. The incumbent also manages a multimillion dollar national training budget which includes: analyzing needs, developing advanced budget projections, allocating resources, monitoring and tracking expenditures and reconciling budget outlays and allocations.


Conditions of Employment

  • U.S. Citizenship

Applicants must utilize the Challenge-Context-Action-Result (CCAR) Model when writing Executive Core Qualifications (ECQ).
Use examples of relevant experience for each ECQ being sure your experience matches the ECQ criteria.
Challenge - Describe a specific problem or goal.
Context - Describe the individuals and groups you worked with, and/or the environment in which you worked, to address a particular challenge (e.g., clients, co-workers, members of Congress, shrinking budget, low morale).
Action - Discuss the specific actions you took to address a challenge.
Result - Give specific examples of measures/outcomes that had some impact on the organization. These accomplishments demonstrate the quality and effectiveness of your leadership skills.

Each accomplishment should be clear, concise, and emphasize your level of responsibilities, the scope and complexity of the programs, activities, or services you managed; program accomplishments; policy initiatives undertaken; level of contacts; the sensitivity and criticality of the issues you addressed; and the results of your actions. You should use action oriented leadership words to describe your experience and accomplishments (e.g., Led the development and implementation of...) and quantify your experience wherever possible to demonstrate your accomplishments (e.g., number of employees supervised; size of budget managed; amount of money saved, etc.).


- Applications will be accepted from qualified, current federal civil services employees.

MANDATORY TECHNICAL QUALIFICATIONS: To be qualified for this position, applicants must be able to show progressively responsible experience in a correctional environment which has demonstrated the ability to perform supervisory or administrative duties such as training subordinates in the specific duties related to their function in the institution, coordinating and directing operations and programs in a correctional setting, evaluating performance of institution operations and the effectiveness of programs in relation to the inmate population, and maintaining high standards and work objectives. This experience must have been gained through the direction or assistance in the direction of an entire correctional program or major phase of a correctional program. Applicants must possess: (1) an understanding of the problems of custody (especially security), treatment, and training of inmates; and (2) an understanding of a correctional program's internal policies, relationships with associates, representatives of professional organizations, staff in other law enforcement components, inmates and their family members, and staff in a variety of occupational series.

- You must be a U.S. citizen to qualify for this position.

- You must be a member of the Federal civil service. The civil service consists of all persons who occupy positions in the executive (includes excepted service), judicial, and legislative branches, excluding positions in the uniformed services.

- After appointment, you will be subject to random testing for illegal drug use.

- You will need to successfully complete a background security investigation before you can be appointed into this position.

- You will be required to travel occasionally for training and operational purposes.


This position does not have any education requirements.

Additional information

You must submit all required information by the closing date. If materials are not received, your application will be evaluated solely on the information available and you may not receive full consideration or may not be considered eligible. The materials you send with your application will not be returned. Upon appointment, you are required to complete a Public Financial Disclosure Report, OGE-278. You must provide the information annually after appointment. Veteran's Preference is not applicable to the Senior Executive Service.

To ensure compliance with an applicable preliminary nationwide injunction, which may be supplemented, modified, or vacated, depending on the course of ongoing litigation, the Federal Government will take no action to implement or enforce the COVID-19 vaccination requirement pursuant to Executive Order 14043 on Requiring Coronavirus Disease 2019 Vaccination for Federal Employees. Federal agencies may request information regarding the vaccination status of selected applicants for the purposes of implementing other workplace safety protocols, such as protocols related to masking, physical distancing, testing, travel, and quarantine

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